Remember back in the 90s when the two movies Deep Impact and Armageddon came out? They both had similar ideas being about large extraterrestrial objects headed towards Earth with the potential to wipe out humanity.
One movie had the object crashing into the ocean which causes a massive tidal wave that destroyed New York City as well and much more. In the other, the heroes we able to save the world by sacrificing themselves and breaking up the comet into small pieces.
They are great plots for movies, but NASA is now saying that this is a potential reality for us within a few years.
According to Brobible,
NASA is giving everyone plenty of time to prepare for a potential asteroid collision with the Earth. Astronomers have provided the exact date that a city-killer asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza could potentially smash into Earth.
Asteroid JF1 is heading towards our planet, and there is a slight chance that the space rock could collide with Earth. The asteroid has a diameter of over 420 feet or roughly the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt…
There is a one in 3,800 chance the asteroid will hit Earth on that day, according to NASA…
If JF1 smashes into Earth, the impact will release 15 kilotons of TNT, which would be more than 15 times larger than the atomic bomb that decimated Hiroshima in 1945.
An asteroid of this size is classified as a “city-killer” because the space rock is large enough to pierce through the atmosphere without breaking up and obliterate an entire city. If the asteroid missed the land and splashed down in the ocean, it could unleash a powerful tsunami that could kill a large number of people.
The good news is that if this is really a possibility, then we have a few years to do something about it. We could launch missiles into it to break it up to reduce the damage, or do something to steer it off course.